, a manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, announced Friday that it agreed to acquire
AK Specialty Vehicles
, a provider of mobile medical, homeland security command and communications and other vehicles, from
for about $140 million.
With this acquisition, Oshkosh expects to diversify its truck business in the global specialty truck industry. The Oshkosh, Wis.-based company is also hoping to strengthen its position within the homeland security industry for command and communications vehicles and continue its expansion in the European specialty vehicle market.
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